382. God Himself Is With Us

1 God himself is with us:
Let us now adore him,
And with awe appear before him.
God is in his temple—-
All within keep silence,
Prostrate lie with deepest rev'rence.
Him alone
God we own,
Him, our God and Saviour;
Praise his Name for ever.

2 God himself is with us:
Hear the harps resounding!
See the crowds the throne surrounding!
"Holy, Holy, Holy"—-
Hear the hymn ascending,
Angels, saints, their voices blending!
Bow thine ear
To us here:
Hear, O Christ, the praises
That thy church now raises.

3 O thou fount of blessing,
Purify my spirit;
Trusting only in thy merit,
Like the holy angels
Who behold thy glory,
May I ceaselessly adore thee,
And in all,
Great and small,
Seek to do most nearly
What thou lovest dearly.

Text Information
First Line: God himself is with us
Title: God Himself Is With Us
Author: Gerhardt Tersteegen (1729)
Translator: Frederick W. Foster (1789; alt.)
Translator: John Miller (1789; alt.)
Publication Date: 1990
Scripture: Habakkuk 2:20
Topic: The Church: The Opening of Worship; God: Abiding Presence; Reverence
Language: English
Tune Information
Composer: Joachim Neander (1680; alt. 1990)
Key: G Major

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